Aviation Photo #1317245 Boeing 747SP-21 - NASA/DLR

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SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is a converted ex- Pan Am (N536PA) and United (N145UA) aircraft designed to carry a large telescope to study the universe in infrared. The door for the telescope can seen in the rear fuselage. SOFIA's Science and Mission Operations Center is based here at Moffett. The aircraft is scheduled to go into service next year.
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    Ben Wang
    NASA/DLR
    Boeing 747SP-21
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing 747SP
    Boeing
    21441
    306
    N747NA
    Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (Moffett NAS)
    California
    USA
    January 14, 2008
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